Former Duke Lacrosse Coach Sues Duke
Despite settling with Duke University last year over his forced resignation as coach of the Duke Lacrosse team following the barrage of publicity of the unfounded sexual assault charges against some of the team's players, Mike Pressler is suing Duke and trying to rescind the settlement.
His reason: a Senior VP at Duke disparaged him after the settlement.
One of the comments appeared in an April 9 article published in Newsday, a New York newspaper. It quoted Burness as saying that coaches are responsible for the behavior of their teams and that the difference between Pressler and his successor, current lacrosse coach John Danowski, was "night and day."
The other comment appeared in a June Associated Press article and quoted Burness that after the controversy sparked by what proved to be false rape allegations lodged against three team members, a coaching change was essential for the team to move forward.
Without seeing the settlement agreement or the complaint Pressler filed, it's hard to get a handle on whether it's a good lawsuit or not.
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